20 credits at level HE5
This module considers the history and practice of documentary photography. Students will undertake a documentary term project supported by lectures and readings that deal with issues of photographic objectivity. Lectures and demonstrations will cover aspects of photographic, media, lighting and options that will assist projects. This module will include discussions of relevant historical and contemporary work as well as class critiques. In addition, the social implications of documentary photography and its place as an influential medium will be studied.
The historical and contemporary context of documentary photography
format, lenses, materials and their applications in relationship to documentary photography
Skills and techniques in relationship to documentary photography
Research and assignment planning into creating a body of documentary photographs
Impact of documentary photography upon public opinion, political pressures, and events such as wars, natural disasters, economic conditions, fashion and trends
Tutor led lectures and workshops: 60%
Student critiques: 20%
A blended learning approach will be used.
Practical assignments (25%).
Major project (50%).
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to select equipment, materials and techniques in producing documentary assignments.||1.1 make effective selection of equipment, materials and techniques in producing documentary assignments and justify your choices.|
|2.||Select and agree with your tutor an appropriate project based on research.||2.1 select and conduct initial research on an area of interest, propose a documentary project, justify your choice, and agree the project with your tutor.|
|3.||Examine the work, and the impact of the work, of documentary photographers and relate your findings to your own documentary project.||
3.1 research in depth and examine the work of documentary photographers in terms of the ideas and issues that have informed their practices and report on the effects their images have had on viewers.
3.2 demonstrate that you have made links between the imagery you have researched and those you have taken as part of your documentary project.
|4.||Have an ability to produce and present contemporary documentary images and evaluate your work.||
4.1 produce a series of images to a near professional standard (as agreed with your tutor in your proposal) in line with your agreed project proposal.
4.2 present images effectively and appropriately to the project brief.
4.3 critically evaluate your work.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
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Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Barrett, T. (2000) Criticizing Photographs, USA: Mayfield Publishing Company.
Barthes, R. (1981) Camera Lucida : Reflections on Photography, USA: Hill and Wang.
Batchen, G. (1997) Burning With Desire, USA: MIT Press.
Batchen, G. (2001) Each Wild Idea, USA: MIT Press.
Bolton, R. (1989) Contest of Meaning, USA: MIT Press.
Bright, S. (2006) Art Photography Now, London: Thames and Hudson Ltd.
Burgin, V. (1982) Thinking Photography, London: MacMillian Publishers Ltd.
Clarke, G. (1997) The Photograph, USA: Oxford Press.
Cotton, C. (2004) The Photography as Contemporary Art, London: Thames & Hudson.
Dyer, G. (2006) The Ongoing Moment, London: Abacus.
Jaeger, A. (2007) Image Makers Image Takers, London: Thames & Hudson.
La Grange, A. (2005) Basic Critical Theory for Photographers, Great Britain: Focal Press.
Solomon-Godeau, A. (1997) Photography at the Dock, USA: University of Minnesota Press.
Wells, L. (1997) Photography a Critical Introduction, USA: Routledge.
Wells, L. (2002) The Photographer Reader, USA: Routledge.
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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